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CURRENT PART-TIME JOB OPENINGS

 

JOBS AT SUMMER CAMPS 

For all Summer Camp positions, applications must be received no later than Friday, April 17, 2015 at 5:00 p.m. Applications can be returned to the Parks & Recreation Department Office, 323 Church Street, Santa Cruz CA 95060, Attn: Summer Camp Jobs 

Download City of Santa Cruz Employment Application. More questions? Email or call Robert Acosta (831) 420-5430

All new applicants must also attend a Mandatory Skills Assessment on Saturday, April 18, 2015 at the Louden Nelson Community Center from 9:00am-1:00pm. This is a practical test to evaluate your performance leading a group in games, crafts, and conflict resolution. Only the most qualified/experienced applicants will be invited back to an interviews scheduled for the week of April 20, 2015.

OTHER REQUIREMENTS: 
• Attend All-Staff training June 15-19, 2015.
• Possession at time of hire and continued maintenance of certification in both First Aid and Adult/Child/Infant CPR. Proof of certification must be presented by June 15, 2015. *NO EXCEPTIONS*
• Proof of negative tuberculosis test or clear chest x-ray results must be presented by June 15, 2015.
• Attend all weekly staff meetings (Evenings 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.)
• All staff must be available to work for the entire length of the program, June 15 - August 14, 2015. *NO EXCEPTIONS*
• Fingerprint clearance of all employees required prior to beginning work.

Recreation Leader I: Under direction of the Recreation Leader III and Summer Camp Coordinator, assumes assigned responsibilities for assisting with the planning, organizing and supervising of various activities in summer day camp program. STARTING WAGE: $9.00/hour

TYPICAL DUTIES: 
• Lead and conduct recreation activities - including field trips, games, sports, songs and crafts.
• Assist with the preparation, scheduling and planning of daily, weekly, and monthly activities.
• Assist with the implementation of program plans.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
• Must be at least 16 years of age at time of hire.
• Possess leadership skills in several areas of recreation activities.
• Reliable and conscientious with children, parents and adults.
• Ability to lead and participate in recreation games and sports.
• Ability to express ideas to groups.
• Willingness to work irregular schedule.

Recreation Leader II: Under supervision of the Recreation Leader III & Summer Camp Coordinator, assists in organizing, leading and supervising an assigned children's summer day camp program. STARTING WAGE: $10.8082/hour 

TYPICAL DUTIES 
• Plans daily, weekly and seasonal activities.
• Lead various recreation activities - including games, sports, crafts, songs, and field trips.
• Prepare weekly calendars - explaining trips, events and activities.
• Supervise a large group of children at one time in a recreation program.
• Open and close facilities and maintain equipment.
• Assist in preparing program evaluations.
• Act as a cashier when necessary.
• Maintain attendance records and rosters for recreation programs.
• Complete department forms and reports as needed.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
• Must be at least 17 years age at time of hire.
• Working knowledge of a variety of children's games and activities, with a minimum of one year of experience.
• Understand and give verbal and written instructions.
• Independently initiate and complete work activities.
• Enforce and explain divisional policies and procedures.
• Interact effectively and tactfully with a wide variety of individuals.
• Respond calmly and effectively to emergency situations.
• Effectively motivate and supervise a number of children at once.
• Willingness to work irregular schedule.

Recreation Leader III - Day Camp Site Supervisor: Under supervision of the Summer Camp Coordinator and Recreation Supervisor, plan, organize, implement and lead an assigned children’s summer day camp program. STARTING WAGE: $11.9812/hour

TYPICAL DUTIES: 
• Plan, prepare and organize daily, weekly and seasonal activities.
• Train, schedule and coordinate recreation staff and volunteers assigned to facility or activity.
• Lead various activities- including games, sports, crafts, songs, and field trips.
• Prepare monthly reports, program evaluation forms, and incident/ accident reports.
• Supervise the maintenance of equipment, supplies and facilities; open and close facilities when necessary; coordinate facility and activity needs with school/park personnel.
• Supervise and delegate duties to Recreation Leaders I & II, Junior Leaders and participants ages 5 – 12.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
• Must be at least 18 years old at time of hire.
• Working knowledge of a variety of age/ability-appropriate children’s games and activities.
• Understand and give verbal/written instructions.
• Independently initiate and complete work activities.
• Effectively motivate and supervise a number of children, volunteers and staff at once.
• Enforce and explain divisional policies and procedures.
• Interact effectively and professionally with a wide variety of individuals.
• Respond calmly and effectively to emergency situations.
• Maintain accurate attendance and budget records.
• Plan and coordinate short and long-range activities.
• Willingness to work irregular schedule.

OTHER REQUIREMENTS:
• Attend Supervisors Training May 16 & May 17, 2015
• Attend all weekly staff meetings (Evenings 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.)

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
• High school graduation or G.E.D.
• Two (2) years experience (paid or unpaid) supervising and leading children’s activities in a recreation setting.
• Two years of experience supervising recreation personnel.

SPECIAL EVENTS
Recreation Leader II - $10.8082/hour - Position Open Until Filled

Reports to: Recreation Supervisor
Designation: Temporary/ On Call
Program Length: Year round
Starting Wages/Hours: $10.5963/hr
Application deadline: Immediate. Return application to: Parks and Recreation Office, Attn: Special Events
323 Church Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
(831) 420-5270
The City of Santa Cruz in an equal opportunity employer.


BASIC FUNCTION:

Under supervision of the Recreation Leader 4, assist in the administration of special events and other programs as needed.


TYPICAL DUTIES:

• Assist with the day of duties of City special events and programs.
• Purchase, maintain and transport all event supplies.
• Work with the public to convey event information and direct customers to various activities within the event.
• May assist with parking direction/information for day of event parking.
• Move equipment and set up event tents and tabling.
• Report daily to Recreation Leader IV.


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Knowledge and Abilities:

• Independently initiate and complete work activities.
• Understand and give effective written and verbal instructions.
• Compose written correspondence, promotional materials and reports, i.e. press releases, PSAs, fliers, letters, memos, monthly reports, etc.
• Maintain accurate budgetary files, reports, and records.
• Interact effectively and tactfully with a wide variety of individuals.
• Respond calmly and effectively to emergency situations.
• Effectively motivate and supervise event participants and spectators.
• Working knowledge of special events.
• Report to work on time, as scheduled.
• Willingness to work irregular schedule.


EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

• High school graduate or G.E.D.


OTHER REQUIREMENTS:

• Neat professional appearance.
• Provide DMV printout.

 

CURRENT FULL-TIME JOB OPENINGS

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